Sex: Female

Breed: Terrier x

Age: 7 years old

Bella is a seven year old female Terrier cross breed. She has a bit of a story and has been a repeat visitor at Kern County Animal Services. 9 visits to be exact and those were just the visits at the county shelter. Rumor has it she’s also visited our city shelter. You might be wondering why she’s gotten out so much. Well her family has an a disabled child who we guess was accidentally letting Bella out. Bella is very lucky that she was never hit by a car on her adventures. Life on the streets is no life for any dog. We are so thankful we can give Bella the chance at a safer life.

Bella can be a runner, as her previous history has shown, so a home that can keep her safely contained will be a must. She also doesn’t do well with cats and is reactive to dogs so a home as an only pet would be ideal for her. Her reactivity to other dogs includes leash reactivity if she sees other animals when out on walks. Other than her issues with other animals she is sweet, gentle and calm and would make an ideal companion for someone looking for their one and only furry friend.

Here’s what you need to know about adopting a cat or dog from Marley's Mutts:

  • Each adoptable pet will be introduced on Facebook

  • Each pet will have its own profile here on the website

  • All pets will be spayed or neutered

  • All pets will be micro-chipped and shots will be up-to-date

  • Each pet has their own application to complete—make sure you use the right one (linked from their bio)

It’s important to us that each pet goes not just to a great home but to the “right” home. Our foster parents work with each pet to get to know them and their needs.

We try hard to list all of the pertinent info about each pet on the site so you can choose the pet that will fit with your family/lifestyle. If you don’t see a specific pet on the site, he/she is not ready for adoption. Please be patient and wait until the bio is listed. We don’t decide on a “first come, first served” basis but rather on a “who’s the very best fit.” So, don’t panic.

It’s not a quick process. We receive dozens of applications for each pet so please be patient. If you’re shortlisted you’ll be contacted as soon as possible.

If selected to meet one of our pets and you currently have pets, you’ll be asked to do an in-person pet intro; we don’t do the long-distance adoption thing. If you live out of town, plan a fun road trip to meet the pet in person.

Don’t be discouraged if your application is not selected. Remember, we get a lot of them! Trust us, the best fit for you is coming.

If you’re lucky and you do adopt a super amazing pet from Marley’s Mutts, don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us for training, medication, or behavior questions. We’re here for you, and your pet.